May 26, 2015

What Is The Secret Of Life??

Is the secret we are searching for – So very close at hand Is the Higher Power trying – To get us each to understand You need do nothing – But believe with the faith of a child Those Universal Principles – Don’t need to be reconciled!! You go on with your life – Not waiting, but you know Something will happen – No worry should you show Don’t try to make action – And don’t try to mind read It […]
May 26, 2015

Man In The Jug Award For Lack Of Corporate Greed

I’m the Man In the Jug – I peer out constantly Always looking for goodness – Something seldom that I see That very special person – Who unaffected walks by Not trying to impress – Or to even catch my eye!! Oh, they do their jobs well – And they’re usually well paid They enjoy what they do – But they don’t act staid They’re good to their fellow workers – And have a fair and just mind They know they […]
May 26, 2015

The Today Show!! Written in 2001

I got the surprise of my life – Which everyone deserves Their fifteen minutes of fame – But it is hard on the nerves Amy Wasserstrom and Bob Faw – Came rolling into town To do a story about Bud The Rhymer – A profession not quite so renown!! They were laid back and relaxed – And by any standard, quite nice They seemed fascinated that any one – Would pay my hefty price At five dollars per line – […]
May 26, 2015

WHAT DELL CUSTOMER SERVICE!!

I’ve got an issue with Dell – But they won’t respond So I’m making one last attempt – Then it’s to the Internet and beyond This isn’t about the product – I like it just fine It’s about the Customer Service – It’s not worth a dime!! When you have an issue – There’s one mantra they yell I don’t have the authority – But a Supervisor I’ll tell They’ll call you for certain – And it won’t be very […]
May 26, 2015

Savanna, Illinois Class of 1962, 40 Year Class Reunion

Class reunions are special – A chance to see old friends Rekindle those special bonds – Sometimes even make amends Well, Savanna’s alumni classmates – Are the same as all the rest But the stories get much bigger – To this I can personally attest!! We’ve got Fat Jack Mills – With brothers Paul and Ed The stories they tell – Can keep an imagination well fed Ed still remembers his old football team – And who played to his […]
May 26, 2015

Our Friend Jim Shaw

Our Friend Jim Shaw!! By Bud Dauphin Jim Shaw was quite a fellow – In life a true success He worked hard in his grocery business – Straight forward without finesse As a youngster he got no jump start – His mom was poor with four little boys Living here and there with relatives – There wasn’t much in the way of toys!! When he finally got back home – He found himself a job to make ends meet A […]
May 26, 2015

Happy “30th” Anniversary

Being married thirty years – You’ve accomplished quite a lot Independent to a fault – With a libido some would call hot At Alexis’ 21st birthday party – You and Maria arrived late There were jokes about why – The marks on Maria’s neck left nothing to debate!! There was that time in college – You came home without telling a soul Mom and dad were out of town – Linda and I were on patrol While checking on the […]
May 26, 2015

Thank You Coach Herb Brooks!!

We lost a special person – A coach through and through You won their young hearts – In a way that very few can do You not only led by example – Always walking the walk But you were never too busy – Just to sit down and talk!! Though some disagreed with you – On the mechanics of the game None challenged your sincerity – Or tried to blacken you name In Minnesota, you were Mr. Hockey – And […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast to Susan and Richard!!!

I rise for a toast – To Richard and his new bride First please bear with me – For a little historical ride I’ve known Richard – For thirty years or more In the wonderful floral industry – Richard was part of the core!! He’s originally from Norfolk – Raised a gentleman with manners He’s proper and educated – Being very structured and a planner He traveled this country – Commentating at floral conventions and shows I mean several each week – […]
May 26, 2015

Scotty LeDoux Tribute

A Tribute to Scott LeDoux Back in the “70′s” – When boxing was starting to grow Throughout Minnesota – Boxing talent was starting to show The “7th” Street Gym – In Minneapolis at Hennepin Avenue If you wanted to be a professional boxer – It was the place you had to go to The Characters that hung out there – Were truly a sight to behold It was owned by LeRoy Schrandt – When he was born, they broke the […]